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Achel Trappist Extra | Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse

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BA SCORE
4.29/5
Outstanding
483 Ratings
Achel Trappist ExtraAchel Trappist Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Belgium
achelsekluis.org

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dsa7783 on 01-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#774
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
483
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
79
Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I always welcome a new Trappist brew, and all indications point to a winner here, but the proof is in the magnum.

Poured right down the middle of a goblet. Dark reddish-brown in color. Has a slight, off-white head that seeks escape and gets it quickly. A few bubbles reside atop the brew and a thin sheet of lace clings to the side.

The aroma of ripened red grapes, grain, burnt sugar and belgian yeast floats timorous. Tickling the tongue are an array of dark fruits including grapes, plum and persimmon. Behind that lie some more notes of burnt sugar, licorice, faint hops, and a touch of tartness.

Medium to heavy bodied and mostly smooth going down with a bit of an alcohol edge that comes in toward the end and lingers.

A well-crafted brew that is giving me a happy-buzz:) Woot!

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Achel Trappist Extra from Brouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 483 ratings
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